Vancouver Island Brewing has teamed up with White Sails Brewing, Twin City Brewing, Isle Sauvage Brewing and Land and Sea Brewing to create the Pod Pack. (Facebook/ Vancouver Island Brewing)

Five Vancouver Island breweries team up for ‘killer’ beer deal

Vancouver Island Brewing presents the Pod Pack, with partial proceeds going to salmon restoration

Five Vancouver Island breweries have partnered together to offer a unique flavour experience – all while helping the Southern Resident Killer Whales.

The Pod Pack, presented by Vancouver Island Brewing is a collaborated effort between Nanaimo-based White Sails Brewing, Port Alberni-based Twin City Brewing, Victoria-based Isle Sauvage Brewing and Comox-based Land and Sea Brewing. For each sale of the four-pack beer, $1 will go the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

“We wanted to do a collaboration pack all with smaller breweries from four different areas to show we’re working well with our neighbours and continuing to explore and innovate, and see what they can teach us and what we can teach them,” said Chris Bjerrisgaard, marketing director. ” It’s good for the community, good for the southern resident killer whales and offers us the opportunity to connect with other breweries.”

ALSO READ: Is your beer vegan? Vancouver Island Brewing also going kosher

Each brewery approached Vancouver Island Brewing with an idea of what flavour they wanted to produce and offered an original recipe. Vancouver Island Brewing then made up the batch and tweaked each recipe based on the corresponding company’s feedback.

In the end, the resulting flavours include Ocean Sun, a double IPA by White Sails Brewing; Rainshadow, a blackberry-raspberry sour by Twin City Brewing; Mystic, a dry hopped sour by Isle Sauvage Brewing; and Deadhead, a hazy session IPA by Land and Sea Brewing. Each beer is wrapped with an orca decal for full effect.

ALSO READ: Victoria brewery re-brands again after cryptic new logo failed

From the pod packs alone Vancouver Island Brewing hopes to raise $17,000 for the Pacific Salmon Foundation, though sales from the brewery’s Pod Party on July 20 may bring the total up to $20,000.

The last shipments of the Pod Pack are heading out to stores on Monday, so Bjerrisgaard anticipates they will be sold out by the end of the week. However, plans are already in place to run the project again next year.

“This will turn into an annual thing based on how well it was received, and based on how fun it was,” Bjerrisgaard said.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com


Send a Tweet: @NicoleCrescenzi

Like us on Facebook  

Just Posted

Bus crash survivor petitions Justin Trudeau to fix road where classmates died

UVic student’s petition well over halfway to 5k signature goal

Ogden Point officially rebranded as The Breakwater District

New signage and logos accompany plans for the area’s future

Police arrest two men on Gorge Road East

Traffic has resumed in the area

Some 5,000 residents on the Saanich Peninsula have signed up for alert system

Sidney hosts Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Exhibition Friday

CRD warns of traffic delays on Marigold Road

Ongoing work in the Colquitz River will affect traffic until Friday

Sealand was much more than killer whales, says ex-employee

Former Sealasd trainer revisits Sealand of the Pacific in talk

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should the province step in to upgrade the road to Bamfield?

The death of two University of Victoria students on a bus bound… Continue reading

B.C. MLA calls on province to restrict vaping as first related illness appears in Canada

Todd Stone, Liberal MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson, introduced an anti-vaping bill in April

Chilliwack woman wins right to medically assisted death after three-year court battle

Julia Lamb has been the lead plaintiff in a legal battle to ease restrictions on Canada’s assisted dying laws

Sooke athletes win gold at 55+ Games

Myrtle Acton, 86, leads way with three first place finishes

NDP, Liberals promise more spending, while Tories promise spending cuts

Making life more affordable for Canadians a focus in the 2019 election

UPDATE: Police probe third threat against a Kamloops high school in eight days

Police have not released any further details into what the threat includes

Charges dropped against Mountie involved in shooting death of Surrey man

‘I feel like I’ve lost Hudson all over again,’ says mom

Most Read